We have neighbors on two sides of us who are LDS (Mormon). We're not Mormon but I like having Mormon neighbors because they take preparedness seriously (it's part of their church teachings, apparently).
That's why the LDS church runs regional "canneries" where church members can work shifts and purchase bulk foods for a decent price. They're also generous about allowing non-Mormons to buy foods through them as long as an LDS member comes along for the ride. A few months ago I purchased 50 lbs of high-quality powdered milk through the cannery in Spokane, and I wanted to get about 300 lbs of wheat as well.
This morning a neighbor had a cannery appointment and asked me if I wanted her to pick up the wheat for me. You bet! So this afternoon she brought in 300 lbs of hard red wheat (used for breadmaking) in 25 lb sacks. The total cost was $76.
Now 300 lbs of wheat would be barely enough to last us a year, especially since I do a lot of baking. I already have about 200 lbs of flour bucketed up (which I regularly cycle through and replace, because flour doesn't have a long shelf life). But wheat will last just about forever if it's dry and doesn't have weevils or other bugs in it. (They've found wheat in the tombs of the Pharaohs which was still edible and viable.)
I consider this batch of wheat to be emergency food and/or emergency seed wheat. I'll purchase treated seed wheat (it's treated with a fungicide) to plant in our wheat field this fall, but this bagged wheat can be a reserve stash for either eating or planting.
Before bucketing the wheat, I need to make sure there's no vermin that will munch through the kernels while in storage. Our chest freezer is pretty full, but there was enough room to squeeze two bags of wheat. There are a number of ways to deal with vermin in wheat, and freezing is one of them (food-grade diatomaceous earth is another; do NOT use swimming pool grade D.E.). I'll keep these bags in the freezer for about three days.
I just stuck the remainder of the wheat in the washroom for the time being. It can't stay here since we have both mice and moisture in the washroom, but it will be fine for a few days until all the wheat has been through the freezer.
Just one more step on the road toward preparedness.